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'''Forest Steven Whitaker III''' (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. Whitaker has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as ''Bird (film)|Bird'', ''Platoon (film)|Platoon'', ''Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai'', and ''The Butler'',[http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2006/10/01/in_general_he_rules/?page=1 "In general, he rules."] ''The Boston Globe''. October 1, 2006. and for his work in independent films and for his recurring role as LAPD Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the Emmy Award-winning television series ''The Shield''.Sternbergh, Adam. [http://nymag.com/nymetro/movies/features/15453/ "Out of the Woods: How Forest Whitaker escaped his career slump."] ''New York (magazine)|New York''. January 9, 2006. He portrays Saw Gerrera in the ''Star...
Birth nameForest Steven Whitaker III
Birth date{{Birth date and age|mf=yes|1961|7|15}}
Birth placeLongview, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active1982–present
Spouse{{marriage|Keisha Nash|1996}}
Children4
RelativesKenn Whitaker (brother)
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